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Stories from Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Malden boy remains hospitalized following crash (07/14/09)
MALDEN, Mo. (AP) -- A 10-year-old Malden boy is alert, but will need surgery for his injuries after authorities in Southeast Missouri say he wrecked a car. The boy remained hospitalized Tuesday in St. Louis. His name has not been released. Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock said the boy took his mother's boyfriend's car some time after midnight Friday. He went for a drive before striking utility and light poles and vehicles at a dealership...
Price of old federal building should be public, Purcell says (07/14/09)
As the Cape Girardeau County Commission considers whether to purchase the old federal building in Cape Girardeau, one commissioner is raising objections to federal rules that require secrecy about the price.
Two suspects sought after report of burglary at Bi-State Southern (07/14/09)
Bi-State Southern at 920 N. Kingshighway reported an unusual burglary Monday morning that resulted in the theft of a significant amount of cash, Cape Girardeau Police said.
Several people report orange lights in Southeast Missouri sky (07/14/09)
Orange lights in the night sky have been reported in Southeast Missouri once again.
Cape Girardeau man charged with statutory sodomy, rape (07/14/09)
A Cape Girardeau man was charged Friday with two counts of statutory sodomy and two counts of statutory rape for allegedly having intercourse with a child younger than 14.
Contractors say poor weather to blame for LaSalle Avenue delay (07/14/09)
LaSalle Avenue has been a long time coming, but motorists anxious for a shortcut from northeast Jackson to Cape Girardeau will have to wait just a little bit longer, city engineer Kelly Green said Monday.
Cape Girardeau leaders break ground for new downtown parking lot (07/14/09)
Cape Girardeau city leaders broke ground and unveiled plans for a new downtown parking lot Monday afternoon.
Scott City man killed in Friday crash (07/14/09)
A Scott City man was fatally injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday.
Scientists seek local help in studying New Madrid fault (07/14/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Scientists are seeking local participation in research that may help determine the cause and frequency of earthquakes in the New Madrid Fault Zone. It has long been known that an unseen and unknown force beneath the surface of Southeast Missouri can produce some of the most damaging and widely felt earthquakes in the continental United States...
Road work planned for today on Route MM, next month on Route H (07/14/09)
A section I-55 will also be reduced to one lane next week in Scott County.
Kinder backing initiative about union elections (07/14/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is backing a proposed constitutional amendment requiring secret balloting for union elections. The Republican lieutenant governor was set to join business owners Tuesday in St. Louis to promote the proposed 2010 ballot initiative. Kinder plans similar events in Springfield, Joplin, Cape Girardeau and Kansas City over the next month...
Nixon vetoes Mo. public defender legislation (07/14/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation intended to lighten the caseloads of Missouri's public defenders as he cleared his desk Monday of bills passed during the 2009 session. Nixon also vetoed various bills that he said lacked consumer protections but signed a measure allowing electric companies to charge Missouri customers for energy-saving initiatives...
Michael Jackson's estate open for business (07/14/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death, administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour. While fans in London on Monday lit candles and placed flowers outside the 02 Arena where the entertainer was due to begin his run of 50 concerts, lawyers were in a Los Angeles Superior Court ironing out details of the powers given to two men named by Jackson to administer his estate.. ...
Obama wants $12 billion for two-year colleges (07/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is proposing a multibillion-dollar investment in the nation's community colleges, a $12 billion effort to help the two-year institutions reach, teach and train more people for "the jobs of the future." Obama was outlining his four-part program in a speech Tuesday afternoon at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich...
AP source: Obama wants Senate health bill quickly (07/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are moving ahead with sweeping health care legislation as President Barack Obama prods a Senate committee chairman to take faster action on a companion measure. Moving forcefully on his top domestic priority, Obama told Sen. Max Baucus he wants legislation ready by week's end in the Finance Committee that Baucus chairs, according to numerous Democratic officials...
Sotomayor vows impartiality if confirmed to Supreme Court (07/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee, vowed loyalty to "the impartiality of our justice system" Monday, confronting Republican skeptics at Senate hearings suffused with racial politics but all but certain to lead to her confirmation...
Comcast to stream HBO, Cinemax online in trial (07/14/09)
PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Corp. said Monday it will be streaming HBO and Cinemax shows, movies and other content over the Internet to 5,000 subscriber households in a national trial set to start in coming weeks. It is the first time the two premium movie channels will be offering their programs over the Internet to computers. Downloads to mobile devices may come in the future...
Budget deficit tops $1 trillion for first time (07/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- Nine months into the fiscal year, the federal deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time. The imbalance is intensifying fears about higher interest rates and inflation, and already pressuring the value of the dollar. There's also concern about trying to reverse the deficit -- by reducing government spending or raising taxes -- in the midst of a harsh recession...
House bill would ban Congress, aides from improper trading (07/14/09)
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress and their aides would be banned from making securities trades using information they gained through their jobs under legislation its sponsors say has taken on new urgency as the government spends billions bailing out companies...
Ala. family physician named to top doctor post (07/14/09)
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- When Hurricane Katrina wrecked the little clinic here in the coastal backwaters of Alabama, Dr. Regina Benjamin laid out medical charts to dry in the post-storm sun and hopped in a pickup truck to check on her patients. When she had trouble treating the growing influx of Southeast Asian immigrants because she could not understand them, she went to a nearby Vietnamese pool hall to find an interpreter...
Chinese officials: 2 men killed, 1 wounded by police (07/14/09)
URUMQI, China -- Police fatally shot two Uighur men and wounded a third Monday in western China, where violence has persisted despite the massive numbers of troops sent to restore calm more than a week after deadly ethnic rioting. It is the first time the Chinese government has acknowledged that its security forces opened fire since communal violence hit Urumqi, the capital of the restive Xinjiang region, on July 5. At least 184 people have been reported killed and another 1,680 wounded...
Demjanjuk faces 27,900 accessory to murder counts in war crimes trial (07/14/09)
MUNICH -- The legal saga of John Demjanjuk neared its final chapter as prosecutors set the stage for one of Germany's highest-profile war crime trials in years -- formally charging the retired U.S. auto worker Monday with involvement in the murder of 27,900 people at a Nazi death camp...
Report saysKim Jong Il has cancer (07/14/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's authoritarian leader Kim Jong Il is suffering from pancreatic cancer and is not expected to live more than five years, a news report said Monday, the latest speculation to emerge about his health after he reportedly suffered a stroke last year...
World Cup workers reject wage offer, but lower demands (07/14/09)
JOHANNESBURG -- Striking construction workers at 2010 World Cup stadiums have rejected an improved wage offer by employers, a union official said on Tuesday. National Union of Mineworkers negotiator Bhekani Ngcobo said workers will not accept an 11.5 percent raise offered by employers, but says the union has lowered its demand for an increase to 12 percent from 13 percent...
Nutt, Redhawks suffer first loss of season (07/14/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team already has suffered a major blow before Dickey Nutt coaches his first game with the Redhawks. Leon Powell, Nutt's top signee for the 2009-10 season, suffered a knee injury during a pickup game in St. Louis several weeks ago and likely will miss the entire campaign...
Area digest 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
Schott edges Hosp for first place Jesse Schott shot a 74 to win the boys 14- and 15-year olds 18-hole tour division at the PGA Gateway Junior Series golf meet Monday at Sikeston Country Club. Drew Hosp finished second (75), while Gunnar Knudtson was third (76)...
Jackson rides pitching to sweep (07/14/09)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team won a pair of games against Woodland on Monday. Bryant Steffens struck out three over seven innings in Jackson's 4-1 win in the opener. Chris Roth, Steffens and Trent Steffens each collected two hits...
Pujols enjoying his home city showcase (07/14/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols relaxed behind a table riser, his right arm draped over the shoulders of his 8-year-old son, and calmly fielded questions in two languages. Much easier than chasing the Triple Crown. Pujols is used to this type of attention...
Night for a Prince: Fielder wins Home Run Derby (07/14/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Prince Fielder beat the hometown boppers on their own turf. With Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard eliminated early, Fielder won baseball's Home Run Derby on Monday night with a steady power display that included a jaw-dropping drive estimated at 503 feet...
Contador plays down Tour tensions with Armstrong (07/14/09)
LIMOGES, France -- Alberto Contador is playing down tensions between him and Lance Armstrong, a rivalry that has left a glaring unresolved issue at the Tour de France: Astana's leadership remains in question while these former champions vie for the yellow jersey...
AL dominates NL these days (07/14/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A lot has changed since baseball's All-Stars last pulled into the Gateway City. Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron and Willie McCovey topped the 1966 NL batting order. It was 103 degrees in circular Busch Stadium, and Gaylord Perry got the win in relief of Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning and Juan Marichal...
Trainers give advice on how to look your best for swimsuit season (07/14/09)
There's something about summertime that brings a change in vision. Perfectly healthy people begin seeing themselves as parts, parts that won't fit neatly into swimsuits. Too-big thighs, too-soft abs, too-flabby arms and too-big butts prompt them to buy the latest ab-crunching, butt-busting gizmo advertised on TV...
Health calendar 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
The week's health events
Betty Miller (07/14/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Betty Lou Miller, 82, of Anna died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery...
Harold Camren (07/14/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Harold C. Camren, 81, of Advance passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Eldercare in Marble Hill, Mo. He was born June 6, 1928, at Greenbrier, Mo., son of Augie and Pearl Borders Camren. Harold retired from Terminal Railroad in St. Louis after 34 years as a switchman...
Ryan Behrle (07/14/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ryan Anthony Behrle, 17, of Perryville died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla. Ryan was born Sept. 20, 1991, in Perryville, son of Mark A. and Holly S. Brewer Behrle. Survivors include his parents of Perryville; a sister, Madison Behrle of the home; maternal grandparents, Melvin J. ...
Lillie Wills (07/14/09)
Lillie L. Wills, 100, of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009, at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Millersville, daughter of Herman and Idalia Martin Riehn. She and Paul R. Wills were married March 16, 1929, in Jackson. He passed away Jan. 28, 1986...
Penelope Griggs (07/14/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Penelope M. "Penny" Crenshaw Griggs, 65, of Charleston died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Jan. 28, 1944, in San Diego, to the late Dr. Edwin Addison Taylor and Dr. Eva Gaede Taylor. Following her marriage to Richard V. Crenshaw, the couple moved to Bertrand, Mo., in 1967 to pursue beef cattle and row crop farming...
Betty Plaskie (07/14/09)
Betty Ann Plaskie, 68, of Whitewater died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Union, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur L. and Gladys Fay Mitchell Hunt. She married Donald L. Plaskie in 1957. He died May 17, 2005...
Gloria Schaefer (07/14/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Gloria Schaefer, 79, of Anna passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Manuel H. and Norma Lindsey Kimmel. She and Cyril Schaefer were married Jan. 20, 1951, in Anna. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2002...
William Rice Jr. (07/14/09)
BERNIE, Mo. -- William David Rice Jr., 67, of Bernie died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Wells officiating. Burial will be in Bernie Cemetery...
Charles Dixon (07/14/09)
CAIRO, Ill. — Charles A. Dixon, 68, of Cairo died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Daystar Care Center. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill.
Vera Grisham (07/14/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Vera Naomi Hickam Grisham, 88, of Anna died Sunday, July 12, 2009, in Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cliff Waller officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery...
Births 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
Kroenung; Luckey; Goninan
Police report 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Assault Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Fire report 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Out of the past 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
25 years ago: July 14, 1984 The two Republican gubernatorial candidates debated in Cape Girardeau last night, with St. Louis County executive Gene McNary charging that his opponent, Attorney General John Ashcroft, doesn't know how to keep a tight rein on the state budget; Ashcroft denied the charge, stressing his familiarity with state government, both as auditor and now as attorney general...
GSA price for old federal building should not be kept secret (07/14/09)
Here is a letter to John Robinson, branch chief of the General Services Administration office of real property utilization and disposal in Fort Worth, Texas, from Jay Purcell of Cape Girardeau, who represents the 2nd District on the Cape Girardeau County Commission. Purcell e-mailed a copy of the letter to the Southeast Missourian....
Homeless funding (07/14/09)
Helping individuals and families with short-term housing needs, often the difference between having a roof over their head or homelessness, is the aim of several agencies in Southeast Missouri. All of these agencies have limited sources of revenue and can help only so many of those seeking assistance...
Tour of Missouri in jeopardy; state Rep. Clint Tracy urges calls, e-mails to Gov. Jay Nixon for funding (07/14/09)
Many of you may have already heard that the Tour of Missouri is in jeopardy of being canceled. This news comes at a time when the race is set to start within 60 days. The possible cancellation is the result of the director of economic development's decision to freeze $1.5 million for the race, roughly 40 percent of the race budget. I urge my constituents to call Gov. Jay Nixon and request that he immediately reconsider and release these dollars...
Speak Out 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
Health care; Medical privacy; Police patrols; Appalling decision; Time for reform; Arrogant decision; Media managers; Mediocre care
Prayer 7/14/09 (07/14/09)
For those who seek liberty throughout the world, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
"Better Things To Do Than Drugs" Drug Awareness Day (07/14/09)
Civil Air Patrol, Trail of Tears Composite Squadron presents their first: BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN DRUGS DRUG AWARENESS DAY Sat. August 1st, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Arena Park, Cape Girardeau Fun Hands-on Kid's Activities Demonstrations Educational Displays...
Safe House for Women Hires New Court Advocate (07/14/09)
Safe House for Women in Cape recently welcomed a new court advocate, Nicole Horrell. Horrell comes to the agency from Southeast Missouri Hospital where she had been a social worker. Horrell started her career as a children's service worker with Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston and later at the Children's Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services in Cape and Scott counties...
Cape County 4-H Achievement Day and County Fair (07/14/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Achievement Day and County Fair was held on July 10th and 11th at the Cape County Extension Education Center in Jackson. Approximately 150 4-H members, their families and 4-H volunteers participated in the event. Rosette winners have the option of exhibiting or competing at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia August 13-23...
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